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targeted for several high profile hacking attempts in the united states. >>> u.n. inspectors missed an important deadline in dismantling syria's quepts program, they were unable to reach two of the 23 locations because of security reasons. they are currently destroying equipment used to manufacture the weapons. the inspectors didn't say exactly the if syrian rebels or the government were responsible, just that they are still negotiating access. the syrian government has agreed to destroy or remove its entire stockpile by 2014. the first report contains new details about the extent of the country's chemical weapons program based on information the syrian government provided to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. syria says it has 24 facilities at 23 locations around the country. 2.3 million pounds, 230 unfilled chemical bombs in stork storming. syria has agreed to remove all of this by mid 2014, william butler is a former weapons inspector in iraq. ambassador good to see you. >> good to see you john. >> you've read this report, what stands out to you? >> what st
documents about the n.s.a., including information that the u.s. has spied on allies. if he returns to the u.s. he faces charges of espionage. he is in russia where he was granted asylum. >> a gunman involved in the killing at los angeles international airport talked to police. he told them he acted alone, the admission coming after he was shot by officers. he killed a t.s.a. employee and injured three others. the 23-year-old is facing murder charges and the death penalty. he's in critical condition and under 24 hour armed surveillance. >> an alabama airport is being reopened after a bomb threat. officials at birmingham-shuttlesworth international airport say they found a note warning of a pom in the main terminal -- of a bomb in the main terminal and called the federal bureau of investigation. after a sweep the airport was cleared. it was up and running two hours later. a dozen flight were delayed or diverted. passengers were briefly evacuated during the shutdown. >> while colder air is coming out of canada, into the united states we have wet, warm weather coming up into texas from the sout
. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. >> the head of the n.s.a. defiantly defending the spy agency. the general says gathering intelligence around the world is critical and helps to keep america safe from terrorists. >> the war raging in syria claiming some surprising new victims. children are being diagnosed with polio because they don't have access to adequate health care. >> it is reported that at 8:58 p.m., a huge object believing to be a meteor right fell on a farm. >> 75 years ago, martians innovated the planet or people listening to the radio thought they did. a look back at the war of the world broadcast that caused widespread panic across the country. >> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> good to have you with us on this wednesday. two hours from now, the health and human services secretary will testify. >> many are saying she should be fired. >> kathleen see bellous will be asked to explain the failure of the health care website. we have more on what she might say today. >> good morning. you know, kathl
joins us from the u.n. help me sort through the issues. the chemical weapons inspectors finished the first phase of the job. what comes next? >> well, they did this ahead of schedule, they had a deadline for 1 november to stop all the production facilities of chemical weapons, and make it impossible for syria to produce any more chemical weapons. that has been done. i think the - those involved, the u.n. and the organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons believe it really has been done, and they are happy. in many ways that is the easy part, tony. the more difficult part is all of those chemical weapons that they have. that is 1,000 metric tonnes of chemical weapons - war heads, munitio munitions, sarin, mustard gas - they have to find a way of getting the munitions and probably taking them out of syria and destroying them. the problem at the moment is they don't have a country that wants to do that job, that wants to host the deconstruction, destruction of the chemical weapons. >> so, james, look, we have a situation here - there was a lot of testimony on krill about s
people for nothing and arrest people and make them disappear. >> the world's largest u.n. peacekeeping forces - they have been helping the government fight m23. the u.n. hasn't managed to stop atrocities in the 14 years since it's been here, but will find out what happened. >> translation: we know that bodies have been found in the area. the area had been controlled by m23 and has been taken by the army a few days ago. on the u.n. side we are forming a team that will investigate. from the results we'll tell you what we discovered. >> the government says it's investigating, but war crimes are common. the full story may not be uncovered. >> the suspect in friday's shooting at los angeles international airport was able to answer critical questions after he was shot. law enforcement officials said paul ciancia said a friend dropped him at the airport, but he acted alone. paul ciancia killed a t.s.a. employee and four others. >> older americans are against proposals that would cut social security benefits. 60% of americans 50 and older do not want the government to change how it determines
keeping the u.s.a. safe. >> that might be the way that the n.s.a. has skirted around these issues, because they are in lock step with g.c.h.q. they worked well in hand, the two of them. there are an awful lot of monitoring stations here in the u.k., one run by the n.s.a. itself up in yorkshire. it's said to be the largest facility in minwith hill, the largest in europe. the g.c.h.q. and n.s.a. work hand-in-glove together and have a special relationship and share intelligence, so maybe it's not the n.s.a. monitoring american citizens, maybe it's the g.c.h.q. and they can do it under british law, so a little bit of a roundabout way of doing things, phil. >> again, phil ittner joining us from london on these exclusive documents obtained by aljazeera. >> edward snowden has a new job, his lawyer said he has found a tech support job. he has been living in the former soviet republic since august. the lawyer didn't name the company. he is set to start tomorrow. >> if you're getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. you're going to get a better deal. >> president obama
's director is denying the allegations. a diplomatic push is underway to end the war in syria. a u.n. special representative meets with ser vinnie president in an attempt to get him to participate in peace talks. >>> the red sox are world champions. >> for the first time in more than 90 years the boston red sox win the world series in front of the hometown faithful at fenway. ♪ ♪ >>> welcome to al jazerra america, i am stephanie sy. nearly a month after the roll out the government's health care website is still causing headaches for people who are unable to sign up for coverage. president obama is on the defensive and his health secretary has apologized, mike sresreuviqueira is in washingtoh the story. >> reporter: the website launch was called a did he back the. but the president went on offense defending the new health care law and drawing parallels with another high-profile launch that had its share of problems. before there was obama care, there was romney care. the massachusetts law that was a model for the affordable care act, visiting boston, president obama says the comparison sti
threatened to veto any resolution authorizing force at the u.n. security council, military action seemed any further off. >> the security council has to be brought in. >> reporter: stepping back a bit. obama decided to ask congress to approve the use of military force against syria. but that plan changed when, in september, u.s. secretary of state john kerry made an off the cuff comment saying if syria gave up its chemical weapons then military action could be avoided. something the russians jumped at and that led to a plan to eliminate syria's chemical weapons. based on that agreement, the global chemical weapons watchdog set deadlines for syria's disarmer. and sent weapons inspectors in. syria has now met two deadlines in that process. last week the syrian government submitted a plan outlining how it will destroy its chemical weapons reserves. on thursday, a day before the deadline, it's a announced that syria has functionally destroyed the equipment it needs to create new chemical weapons. the next deadline is the middle of this month with syria's formal plan will need to be approved by t
to the u-n to address our nations surveillance program. new details of a legislation proposal. (male announcer): here's stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. >> stanley: if you have time take a walk along the bay bridge trail you might notice a few things first off for the first mile and a half the only trash receptacle will be this don't trash california bag the second thing empty water bottles that litter the landscape, but the third the most bizzare are bag like this what are they? well lets just say they are not goodie bags, i know i will call them doggie bags, and not the type you might get from a restaurant did i just spoil you appetite? oh i'm sorry, maybe you might just want to step away from the table for the next few moments you see all up and down the newly designed path are doggie bags fill with . well you get the idea but wait its gets better, or should i say worse based on the segment being called people behaving badly you see some people hsve gotten into the habit of playing hide and go seek with thiese safty barriers see its all coming together now isn
a crucial deadline. >> the next deadline is just a few weeks away. a former u.n. weapons investigator tells us about the challenges facing the syrian team. >> the vatican sends out a worldwide survey, catholic bishops polled on issues such as bird control and gay marriage. >> salmon are booming in numbers that haven't been seen in a century. how people have stepped in to help this once-threatened species. >> shock in the nfl's thursday night football game. the locally dolphins managed to upend the division leader, all up next in sports. (vo) tonight ... >> does the nsa collect any type of data on millions of americans? >> no sir. (vo) fault lines investigates what it's like to live under the watchful eye of the nsa. >> they know everything that you do, everything that you think, everything that you fear. they know how to manipulate and control you. the state has all the power. >> we have done more to destroy our way of life than the terrorists could ever have done. >> a senator under investigation and only al jazeera america is there. uncovering the corruption opening the files... >> are yo
to an . they have made their pleasure known. one by not taking one of the permanent seats on the u.n. security council and deciding not to take part in certain diplomatic and military operations with the u.s. where these things would happen otherwise. this is a chance for the saudis to express their concerns to kerry not just about syria, but also about iran. the saudis are concerned about iranians assuming a greater role in politics. kerry has to listen to these concerns and try to placate the saudis the best he can. >> the first time since egyptian president morsi was doug deposed pictures of him emerge. they are believed to have been filmed secretly in july. >> morsi is to stand trial in a few hours about murder and violence. >> it means a strike against the constitution, this issue violates all of the basics of state institutions. >> we are in cairo with more on that. the egyptian newspapers editor says this was the first of many clips to be ro research releasee coming days. more citmorsi's trial starts ony and the following days. in these clips we believe he will talk about all sorts of m
for nothing and they would east aret people and make them disappear. >> the world's largest u.n. peace keeping force in congo have been helping the government fight m-23. the government has not stopped the atrocitieses in the 14 years they have been here, but they say they'll foun find out what happened. >> we all know that bodies have been found in that area. the area had been controlled by m-23 for one year and had been taken by the army a few days ago. we are quickly forming a team that is going to investigate and from the results we'll tell you what was discovered. the government says it's investigating too. but the war crimes are common in congo conflict. and the full story may never be uncovered. malcolm webb in the democratic republic of congo. >>> the fighting began last wednesday in yemen. renewed fighting has cast a shadow over rec conso man reconn efforts. >> murder charges have been filed against paul ciancia the man that opened fire inside of s angeles international airport. officals say the shooter was clearly inten intent on taking s rage on tsn agentses. >> the suspect paul cia
to an end. they have made their pleasure known. one by not taking one of the non-permanent seats on the u.n. security council and by deciding not to take part in the certainn diplomatic or military exercises with ou the u.s. this is a chance for the saudis to express their concerns to kerry and also about iran. iran is trying t to assume a greater roll in international politics. >> kerry has to listen to their concerns and try to placate them as best he can. >> pictures of mohammad morsi have come out for the first time since he was do pose deposed. morsi is to stand trial tomorrow for charges of insighting murder and violence. egyptians moved the location of the trial today to avoid a mass rally. >> earlier i spoke to a middle east analyst who said kerry's influence in egypt may be limited. well the road map that was put in place by the transitional government does lead to a democratically elected new government that is expected to happen over the next several months. so as we move along the map, we are headed toward democracy at least electoral democracy. what actually happens in terms of
. >> president robinson, you're the former u.n. high commissioner for human rights. what is the connection between human rights and climate justice, climate change? >> i came to the climate issue from a human rights perspective. i am not a climate scientist, though my foundation very much relies and keeps true to the science. but for me, the shocks of climate change are going to be, and already becoming, the worst a mysterious human rights issue. it is about the future of the world. we have to understand if we go to four degrees celsius, and many people think that is where we are heading -- translate that. >> it would be catastrophic. released able to cope. i found after my work is high commissioner of human rights was finished, i went to new york and had colleagues in washington and geneva focusing on african countries right now and decent work and security. was, things are so much worse. we no longer predictable rainy seasons. our village, where we grew up we had enough food but now we have flash flooding. that brought home to me, this is essentially a human rights issue. >> what is the
people and make them disappear. >> reporter: the world's largest u.n. peace keeping forces in congo is helping them fight m-23 and we can't stop it in the 14 years it has been here but say they will find out what happened. >> translator: we all know that bodies have been found in that area. the area has been controlled by m-23 for about one year and that it has been taken by the army just a few days ago. on the u.n. side we quickly form a team which is going to investigate and from the results we are going to tell you what has been discovered. >> reporter: they are investigating two but war crimes are common in the conflicts and the full story may never be uncovered, webb in the district of congo. >> reporter: these interest numbers of congo and huge a population of under 68 million people. life expectancy is low. the average life span is only 48 years. it's also a poor country. 87.7% of the population lives below the poverty line. the bodies of two french journalists killed in mali have been repatriated and they were obducted and murdered in saturday in northern mali and bodies
thing. >> reporter: germany wants a u.n. resolution to protect the privacy of electronic communications and they're partnering with brazil, another country enraged by n.s.a. spying in order to craft one. and it would be the strongest condemnation of u.s. surveillance to date. >> pelley: margaret brennan at the state department for us tonight. we asked chief white house correspondent major garrett to try to find out how widespread the spying has been and how much the president knew. major? >> reporter: scott, u.s. intelligence agencies have conducted surveillance on 35 world leaders. today we learned president obama knew of some of these operations but not others. top officials tell us the the president does not demand as a rule intelligence on european or south american leaders but does when it comes to places like iran, syria, and north korea. the u.s. surveillance dragnet was so wide the president and top members of congress did not know allies like german chancellor angela merkel were targets. president obama has promised merkel the u.s. will never again tap her personal cell phone--
's ability to bulk collect phone records and restrict who it can spy on. >> fighting in syria blocked u.n. inspectors from access to two chemical weapons facilities, a setback in an attempt to rid syria of chemical weapons. inspectors did not say whether the syrian rebels or the government was responsible for the delay. negotiations for access are under way. >>> abortion right supporters in texas are celebrating a legal victory after a judge found provisions of the abortion law unconstitutional, ruling that the measure restricted a woman's action to abortion clinics. the government will continue efforts. >> penn state university is paying $60 million to 26 young men abused by a lecturure. it comes a little more than a year after jerry sandusky was put in gaol for 45 counts of the child abuse. "consider this" is up next. you gone go to aljazeera.com for the latest news. balance. given the threat america continues to face, shouldn't these programs go forward with some oversight? >> these programs, we don't even begin to know the depth of them. we are scratching the surface right now. and i
officials from getting a controversial wire tapping program re-authorized. >>> the u.n. special envoy to syria is back in damascus on its latest raft of shuttle did moment see, trying to bring together outside in the conflict for peace talks in geneva rob matheson has the story. >> reporter: once more he faces what many would call a near impossible task. a return to damascus try to muster any enthusiasm for finding a way out of syria's crisis. it's not just a matter of getting two sides to the table. before that he has to try to knit together a fractured rebel opposition, much of which doesn't even wants to be involved. >> the intimate national community wants to support the syrian regime in geneva too. they don't want to weaken them really. that's why we completely reject this conference. when it leads to a court for the crimes of assad then we will negotiate. but first there has to be real and effective statement on this. in the absence of political solution, the military solution is the only one on the table. >> reporter: else ielsewhere ina the deadline for di destroying chemical
. it is difficult to talk in an open way anymore. >> germy is demanding a u. n. resolution to protect the privacy of electronic communications. they are partnering with brazil. it will be the strongest condemnation of u.s. spying to date. >>> still ahead, scared your kiddest won't be safe this halloween. the high-tech too manies that prevent the night from becoming really scary. >> it was just the tip of a complete dinosaur skeleton. >>> how a california's teenager's accidental discovery changed a long-standing belief about this prehistoric plant eater. ,, the great american novel. so you can happily let life get in the way, while planning for tomorrow. so you can finish the great american novel banking for the life you have investing for the life you want chase. so you can female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months intere
the opposition. james bays says they are on the way to trying to end the civil war. >> the u.n. special representative lakhdar brahimi meeting with syria's president bashar al-assad - part of efforts to organise a peace conference after more than 2.5 years of bloodshed. his mission is proving difficult. assad's government says it will go to the geneva conference, but behind the scenes it's believed to be setting all sorts of conditions. and the syrian opposition is deeply divided over even whether to attend. >> we don't see anything encouraging, and that would lead us to leave that this is - in fact the other side is serious. you hear from many of our groups statements questioning the process. as we said before, we are committed to any political solution leading to the democratic transition. >> there is a date set for the peace talks - november the 22nd. will they take place? what do you think now are the chances of getting the peace conference under way in november. >> there's only two ways of ending the conflict. one is military victory, and the other is to have a negotiated process
the nsa to curtail eavesdropping within the u.n. headquarters. >> elizabeth prann live in washington, thanks. >> an announcement expected in the case of kendrick johnson. the 17-year-old who was found dead inside of a rolled up gym matt. new surveillance shows the day he died in january. that might prompt officials into reclassifying his death and allowing a new investigation into what happened. they said it is a freak accident but his family insisted it was murder. >> no bail yet for michael skakel. he was given a new trial after spending a decade in prison for the murder of teenager martha moxley. the defense team asked the judge to release him on bond pending a new trial. the judge said it is not clear if he is entitled to bail. they are asking both sides to submit arguments. >> 19-year-old max wade is found guilty of stealing the lamborghini. it was stolen in 2011 after under going maintenance. he could face 30 years in prison. >> the city council overwhelmingly voted to raise the tobacco purchasing age under federal law no one under 18 can buy tobacco in the u.s. even higher min
warehouses u.n. inspectors need to visit. since the gas attack that killed 1,000 civilians, troops have continued their offensive retaking territory. regime troops have the upper hand in terms of air force. the opposition relies increasingly on those a broad fighting to turn syria into an islamic state. so far a peace conference between the sides has failed multiple times. since the syrian government agreed to give up their chemical weapons in return for a u.s. guarantee not to bomb, the international community has done virtually nothing about the continuing blood bath. they're taking this as a green light to kill as many people as they like so long as it's within conventionalle -- convention pl not chemical weapons. >>> long after wars and land mines remain still able to turn a landscape into a potential killing field. douglas kennedy looks at a remarkable way to combat the dangerous enemy. >> i was in the front seat. legs were angled to the right. feet were destroyed that the moment. >> in december, 1993, ken was on a mission when his jeep ran over a land mine leaving him without the
to fight the restrictions. >> the u.n. says the humanitarian crisis in syria is critical. there's 2.2 million refugees and 4 million displaced livings
planned parenthood says they'll continue to fight the restrictions. >> the u.n. says the humanitarian crisis in syria is critical. there's 2.2 million refugees and 4 million displaced living as refugees in the country. the syrian observatory for human rights says more than 120,000 people have been killed since the start of the civil war. >> iraqi prime minister nouri al-maliki is asking for u.s. help to fight the growing insurgency in his country. he's requesting apache helicopters and other military hardware. thousands of iraqis died in violence. some blame nouri al-maliki for failing to contain the violence. "america tonight" is up next. and for the latest news go to aljazeera.com. exclusive, a california senator kicked off the state's prominent film commission less than 24 hours after our investigative report. >>> good evening, i'm joie chen. we begin with breaking news at that hour. there are major developments in our exclusive investigation into one of california's most powerful politicians. he has been officially removed from the film commission after al jazeera exposed how he w
on your life. sweden topped the list as the best place to age, according to a u.n. study. afghanistan was the worst. in a 3-part series, jane ferguson begins in kabul, where seniors struggle to survive. >> for the elderly life is the toughest in the world. that's according to a recent survey which tas afghanistan is the worst -- which says that afghanistan is the worst country to grow old in. in kabul it is common to see elderly men working. children don't have enough income to help. >> this is where elderly come to find out how much they'll get in their pension. if they worked to the state for a number of years, they are entitled to cash. they'll come and look at the details on the list. some getting as little as $10. few are lucky enough to get anything from the state. for many here, that simply means a small amount of food. most are like khoda dawd. he is not sure how old he is, perhaps 65. age doesn't matter for him. he must work to survive. it's gruelling labour, chopping wood. he gets less than $2 for chopping half a tonne of logs. >> this is the $0.70 i have made so far. that's
in their own country's traditions. it's a dramatic transformation and russia won't be will u.n. to it. the conflict you'll see in russia over this will then be seen by the entire world. that will continue to further these movements. the kind of thing as you talk about it, it wins. freedom marches generally marches forward when given a fair debate. >> universe is long but bends towards justice. >> if given an open conversation. >> dialogue, engagement as it were. thank you to ryan, katrina and steve. that is all for "now." i'll see you tomorrow at noon eastern. "andrea mitchell reports" is coming up next. (announcer) at scottrade, our clients trade and invest exactly how they want. with scottrade's online banking, i get one view of my bank and brokerage accounts with one login... to easily move my money when i need to. plus, when i call my local scottrade office, i can talk to someone who knows how i trade. because i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade-proud to be ranked "best overall client experience." (dad) just feather it out. (son
may order the n.s.a. to stop eavesdropping on those believed to be friends to the u.s., while congress considers ways to weaken the agency. >> a settlement in the jerry sandusky case to many boys abused by the former football coach. >> this new violent video emerging involving hostages in last month's siege in the philippines. the government wants to know if the video is real. others are also seeking answers. >> oh, my god, it's just beautiful! >> one year later, remembering super storm sandy, how one group is helping those reclaim some of their most precious possessions. >> welcome to aljazeera america, i'm del walters. after reports of u.s. spying on its allies, leaders around the world, the n.s.a. security agency is under fire today. both the president and congress are looking at ways, changes that would limit the n.s.a.'s sweeping ability to collect intelligence. now terms like constraint, transparency, and increased oversight are being used when talking about the future of the nation's spy agency. aljazeera's erika ferrari has more. >> lawmakers are expected to introduce a bill oc
negotiator said he made proposals today as part of a new approach to dealing with the u.n.'s nuclear agency. there are no specifics about what's in those proposals. iran is trying to get crippling international sanctions lifted. still ahead, virginia attorney general and gubernatorial candidate ken cuccinelli is in our center seat. first, a little bit of history reopens a year after historic storm. and i quit smoking. chantix... it's a non-nicotine pill. i didn't want nicotine to give up nicotine. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. [ mike ] when i was taking the chantix, it reduced the urge to smoke. [ malennouncer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these, stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious al
against an imagined u.n. conspiracy to take away our guns and use taxpayer money to investigate a school curriculum, because conspiracy theory wackos worried it was being used toin doctrine ate children with muslim propaganda, marxism and nazi mind control oh. in the we'll record, texans face the highest rate of uninsurance in the country, and the worst health care delivery system. surely, greg abbott would be relieved to partner with the federal government to try to address this situation. maybe. if you consider filing lawsuit after lawsuit against obama care, partnering and supporting the law. in fairness, how could he possibly partner with an administration that he views as posing a greater threat to texas than north korea's nukes. really. i guess that would explain why he sued them 25 times at great cost to taxpayers while claiming to be a fiscal conservative. finally, in the real world, some texas women are being forced by cost and lack of availability to have self-induced abortions using drugs they bought at flea markets. yet abbott's self-proclaimed concern for women's hennepin co
network. you may recall the red line said by the israeli prime minister at the u.n. regarding the ability of iran to produce a nuclear weapon. based on the expertise available to your agency, if the iranians were to decide to produce nuclear weapons, how far do you think they are from achieving that goal? if i may have a second shout out >> i do not understand your question. >> do you have any assessment that if iran were to produce a nuclear weapon, how long would it take to do that? second question on the issue of sanction, do you think any easing of the sanctions now would create a more positive atmosphere for negotiations between your agency and iranians? thank you. >> well, these two issues -- unfortunately, these are not my field. how long it will take for them to build a new go question was one of your questions. our function is to how to -- we are not providing [indiscernible] i hope you understand our function. also, regarding the sanctions, we do not have a lot of sanctions. what we do is send the inspectors to the ground. we verify and we share the information with member state
brought iran to the table. we're grateful imposing tough set of sanctions. u.n. as well as country sanctions as well. we are, however, at a very serious moment in these negotiations. they are serious, substantive and offer possibility we can stop advance of iran's nuclear program and gain transparency and negotiate long-term comprehensive solution. so what we've asked is not stop potential for sanctions we believe it's important and enforcing all on the books but we've asked for a pause, to give us just a few weeks to see if we can get a first step agreement that would stop advance of iran's nuclear program. we don't think waiting a few weeks should hurt the effort here. in fact, i have said to iran and have used it as leverage in the negotiation that we've asked congress for a pause. if iran moves forward, then that pause can be there. if iran does not move forward, then well, of course, continue our strong partnership as we have today with the congress to impose new sanctions. this is really not a sanctions vote. this is a negotiation vote. this is a vote for a peaceful resolutio
has been facilitating arms transfers from iran into syria in violation of u.n. resolutions. he has been providing navy intelligence to the iranian government to forces in the persian gulf and escalated the shiite terrorism occurring in syria himself. so for him to come in and ask for this assistance, it's important for the united states and the president to impose conditions. one, he has to guarantee the protection of the inhabitants of camp liberty. two, he has to stop these shipments of arms from iran to syria. and three, he has to permit sunnis to come back in the government and reconcile the role that sunnis need to play in iraq or else the sectarian violence will cause a complete meltdown in iraq. >> realistically do we have the leverage to make that happen? >> he needs these arms and that's the best leverage we have. after years of treasure and blood lost in iraq, the best we can do is leverage our arms transfers to him. >> let me ask you finally to give us your overall assessment of iraq right now and where you think things are headed? >> it is going from bad to worse. there
is staggering. according to a recent u.n. report, in the two years of conflict, syria has lost 35 years of human development progress. ,ith the 2 million refugees this is a national crisis that has become a regional crisis about putting serious strains on neighboring countries. there is a toll on the syrian people, the kids who have not gone to school for two years, women who've endured rape and abuse, and the 5 million displaced syrians who do not have a place to live or enough to eat. at the crisis has escalated, we have accelerated a response, and our assistance is now reaching about 4.2 million people inside syria, and we are helping to support 2 million refugees. the same stubborn challenges that i talked about seven months ago, access, security, and resources, continued to prevent us and others from reaching everybody who needs help to get continues toed escalate. in early october, field by the momentum of the resolution to eliminate the chemical weapons, un security council unanimously passed a presidential statement on humanitarian access. this statement urges all parties to the conflict
. >>> and breaking news right now, from the middle east, u.n. inspectors have just reported that syria has now destroyed all of its chemical weapon production equipment. that's one day ahead of the deadline. but the country still has roughly 1,000 tons of chemical weapons, including mustard gas and sarin. it has until the middle of next year to destroy those weapons. >>> and troubling statements about the economy. the federal reserve is keeping its economic stimulus program in place for now. that means, printing more money to keep interest rates low. because it says the housing recovery is now starting to slow down, jobs are still not being created quickly enough. however, the fed is not saying just how long the stimulus will last. that uncertainty could hurt stocks on wall street today. >>> speaking of, a rollercoaster ride for facebook. its stocks soared after the company reported big profits. then, sank after the company revealed a drop in the number of teenagers using the site. >>> and a police officer in milwaukee survived this chase. you're going to see, it came to a terrifying end. the
, very violent. the u.n. says 7,000 iraqi civilians have died this year, that is on par with 2008, violence we haven't seen now for about five years, and that is really the backdrop where you have prime minister malachi coming here to meet president obama today. we expect he will be asking for military assistance. there is some fighter jets that are on order from iraq to the u.s. u.s. officials telling us those are going to continue, that they're also open perhaps to giving more intelligence help to iraq, but it's a very dire situation, and especially, carol, when you're looking at bordering syria and iran and really the issues with the region, the situation in iraq is very important in relation to the other flashpoints we're seeing there in the region. this is a very big deal today. >> a big deal but is it likely president obama will be forthcoming with military help from iraq? >> the u.s. says, carol, that it is open to certain types of military assistance, not closing the door obviously, you see the fighter jets heading to iraq that are on order. i think the real concern for a
. somebody should pay attention. [applause] >> i just came from the u.n. mental health sustainability conference. thank you for your good work and the importance of these >> and the more ethical society in new general as well as juvenile rehabilitation. in terms of you mentioned language and empathy, as a group in westchester that belonged to a good focus in terms of coalition of mutual respect, a function in october and they are saying the issues of dignity and empathy, how do we talk to which other, work together as a reverend or a rabbi. is a reverent, a black reverend and white rabbi and how do we work together for a culture of mutual respect? local to global including new york state and new york city be a model for those issues including better education and don't you think this is a moment in time in terms of poverty that is a particular opportunity that there's so much dissatisfaction, the issues of benign neglect, so much poverty in the world and violence in the world but it is not just as one gentleman said, excuses given by conservatives, it is vote middle-class as well as s
the n.s.a. >> it may be foreign governments were willing to comply and assist u.s. intelligence agencies when their own citizens were in the dark. >> the question is whether there'll be pressure from the streets to push politicians in europe and elsewhere to take action against the global surveillance programs of the united states. >> the n.s.a. released a statement saying it was focused on foreign intelligence collection, not domestic, and it was not true that it collects vast quantities of americans data. >> congressional bnct cuts that -- budget cuts that begin friday are expected to take food off the table of millions, snap will be slashed by 5 billion, affecting 47 million who receive food stamp benefits, because con grose is letting a boost to food stamps expire. here is how the cuts will affect the average family. one in seven families will have to cut back on food they buy. a family of four receiving the maximum allotment sees benefits cut by $36. the cuts which affect people not on food stamps. according to financial analysts every dollar spent on food stamps generates $1.73 in
states effectively hat in hand asking for help because his country is back in a civil war. the u.n. said around a thousand people are now being killed in iraq every single month. prime minister maliki wants the united states to supply more weapons, to supply drones, and to generally get reengaged in iraq's security. and the level of violence overall in iraq is now returned to roughly 2008 level. now, that's a significant statement, because it means the gains of the u.s. surge have been effectively wiped out and that would mean a great deal for all of the americans who served there working so hard to bring the country some degree of stability to see it go back to where it is right now. >> richard, we are also getting more details this morning about a u.s. drone strike that killed the leader of the pakistani taliban. what do we know at this point? >> reporter: ma sued, he was the leader of the pakistani taliban that killed many people. it's believed he was killed by a u.s. drone strike and this is something of a vendetta attack from the u.s. intelligence because mussad was believed to be r
's aversion to discussing terrorist connections to the benghazi attack. the u.n. designation clearly notes jamal's connection to the benghazi attack, whereas the state department designation missed it. so the u.s. designation clearly notes jamal's connection to benghazi attack, the state department admits it. the u.n. says and our state department omits it? i believe there's an -- there's been pressure by the administration to omit this type of information from u.s. intelligence products. sending conflicting signals to both our allies and the countries that may have benghazi suspects of interest to the f.b.i. and i have a lot of confidence in the f.b.i., if they're just allowed to do their job. but if we're unwilling to identify their involvement in the attacks, it further erodes u.s. credibility and asking for access to these individuals. this willful blindness is disingenuous and i believe ultimately dangerous. in january, when i offered an amendment to create a select committee to the house rules package for the 113th congress, speaker boehner told the epublican conference that he didn'
are on the web site fiasco. america's spy master reveals the u.s. has routinely eaves dropped on allied leaders. bob orr on the fury over n.s.a. surveillance. the stock market makes history. anthony mason on what's driving today's numbers. and whatever happened to the people of the inferno? elaine quijano one year after hurricane sandy torched a neighborhood. >> it's a disgrace that we waited this long. captioning sponsored by cbs captioning sponsored by cb this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the head of the agency that oversees the government's health insurance web site appeared before congress today. marilyn tavenner, the administrator of the centers for medicare and medicaid services apologized for all of the problems with the site. she placed the blame on tardy contractors. that did not satisfy members of the house committee who were frustrated when tavenner would not answer some of the key questions. nancy cordes on capitol hill for us tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott, the main thing members wanted to know was how many americans have managed to navi
is unconstitutional. >>> the u.n. delegating a committee for the job of coming up of stopping an asteroid. >> he's an nba hall of famer known as the greatest point guard ever. john stockton, 19 seasons with the utah jazz, original dream teamer. now he's adding one more accomplishment: author. check out this book. his autobiography for every kid who wants to play sports. it comes out today and is called "assisted." first off, why is this book the right time to put it out now? >> it's a good time in my life to do something different. i had time on my hands until the kids got out of school and started sports. i'm coaching a bunch of their teams. it gave me a chance to use my education a little bit. >> you say you're one of the most unlikely people to get to the hall of fame, in fact most unlikely to get to the nba. why? >> i didn't fit any of the profiles. i'm a very small guy and there's nothing about me that stood out. i needed teammates to be good. i didn't go out there and score a million points or do anything by myself. i needed guys around me. little by little things pointed in that directio
can get in on it. you don't have to qualify or register. goes from the u.n. up to the park. you run through the actual new york city marathon finish line so you can have your picture taken right there at the finish line, which is cool. i cannot believe how many people are out here running. it's a 5k. i bet all of us can do this next year. it's only three miles. take a look at your weather maps. tonight you have to turn your clocks. tonight is the night. set your clocks back before you go. iphones will work. tonight is the night you get an extra hour sleep. the sun is rising earlier tomorrow and setting earlier tomorrow night into monday morning possibly a rough one for people getting back to work. here is the storm we saw exit the seaboard. still bringing rain to the coastal areas in carolina and florida. it's rain and snow across higher elevations. take a look how this plays out over the next 24 hours. snow moving in towards the northern rockies. eventually seeing some of the rain begin to develop across parts of the central plains. you guys, you think could you do a 5k? >> how far
. no accountability. n.s.a. spying on foreign leaders, u.s. officials claimed the president did not know about this. the president refuses to say whether he knew or not, but anyway, lower level operatives officially blamed. n.s.a. spying on americans, the president claims he did not know the extent of spying on americans. lower level operatives blamed, no accountability. mr. speaker, exactly who is running the country? lower level operatives? has the government gone wild? are they operating without the knowledge of the white house? is the president out of tune with what's taking place within his own administration? or is he aware of those actions? if the president was unaware of all of this, the white house needs to hold people accountable, hold these lower level operatives accountable for their actions, their improper actions, their incompetence. the white house needs to fix this out-of-control government immediately. the white house needs to take responsibility for the actions of his administration and quit blaming others and lower level operatives. that is the white house's responsibility. after
. the american phone records allowed the n.s.a. to determine that a u.s. phone was used to contact an individual associated with this terrorist organization. i'm appreciative that the n.s.a. was able to apprehend this individual, but it does not provide overwhelming evidence that this program is necessary. as senator rod wyden from oregon noted, the n.s.a. could have gotten a court order to get the phone records in question. so, in essence, congress has authorized a program that invades the privacy of millions of americans with little to show for it. the results simply do not justify this massive invasion of our privacy. that is why i want to end bulk collection practices authorized under section 215 of the patriot act and i join senator leahy to introduce a bipartisan, bicameral u.s.a. freedom afnlg . this legislation, among other things, will rein in the dragnet collection of data by the national security agency. it will stop the bulk collection of americans' communications records by ending the authorization provided by section 215 of the patriot act. some in this chamber will argue that this
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